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The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
- Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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Best Quotes about Character

1.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul

2.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle

3.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

4.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Jefferson, Thomas

5.
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
Richard Greenberg

6.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of

7.
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.

8.
A rich man has no need of character.
Proverb, Hebrew

9.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar

10.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Proverb, Chinese

11.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
William Carleton

12.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Guideposts

13.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Gardner, Ava

14.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

15.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

16.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

17.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Lebowitz, Fran

18.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham

19.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Mohammed

20.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Taylor, Bayard

21.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.

22.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.

23.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Montale, Eugenio

24.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Confucius

25.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Maurois, Andre

26.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle

27.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Greeley, Horace

28.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther

29.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Karr, Alphonse

30.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Francis Thompson

31.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Confucius

32.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett

33.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

34.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David

35.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.

36.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline

37.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Virgil

38.
Character development is the aim of education.
O'Shea

39.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

40.
Character is our destiny.
Heraclitus

41.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.

42.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.

43.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

44.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Wooden, John

45.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

46.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon

47.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

48.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Proverb, African

49.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Crisp, Quentin

50.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Miller, Arthur


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